Ronnie James Dio’s widow and former businesswoman, Wendy, talked to Jimmy Kay of the Canadian program The Metal Voice and revealed details about the annual Ride For Ronnie, her biography, unpublished material and the (controversial) hologram tour .
“We started at the 5th memorial of Ronnie’s passing and many people came from different countries and different states. So we thought maybe we should do something where there were other things for the fans to do while they’re in town. Then we organized the memorial and they bowled before we took the tour to Ronnie.
It got so good that we decided we’d keep “Ride For Ronnie” every year and do “Bowl For Ronnie” in October every year so we’d have two pickups to keep your memory and music alive and raise money for research and education for the terrible disease that led him and many other people.
Harley Davidson sponsors us, so the ride starts there and they go to Los Encinos park and then we have a show there. The line up so far includes Steve Adler’s All Star Band, Dio Disciples and other bands. ”
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